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Chinese mountain black bone chicken usa breeder?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mariav87, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. mariav87

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  2. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a few minutes with Google, it seems this chicken is equivalent to what is referred to as "silkies" on BYC. I do not know if this is entirely true. Perhaps get your hands on a mature, black silkie and see if the skin between the feathers is black.
     
  3. mariav87

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    The picture in the link I posted doesn't look like silkie
     
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    SIlkies and a number of other breeds have black skin, bones, meat, organs--just about everything except fat. I'm not convinced the photo shows a taihe chicken; descriptions of it are more in line with silkies than normal appearing chickens. I'd try looking on feathersite, and then maybe googling. FWIW, most Asian groceries sell black boned chicken (silkie) in their meat department.

    http://www.itmonline.org/arts/wuchi.htm seems to have a fair amount of information from a Chinese medicine viewpoint. Silkies, and other fibromelanotic chickens do have amino acid differences than non-fibromelanotic chickens. I was reading (or trying to) a highly detailed scientific journal article about the affects of Fm about a week ago.
     
  5. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chicken breed is not a silkie. I have read about these birds...I think they are referred to as the Ferrari of chickens because their entire body is a deep black. This makes them extremely expensive...

    I kid you not - I think there is a breeder in Florida trying to sell this all black bird for $2,500 a pair. Watch the link posted below and let me know if this is your bird.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/video/rare-2-500-chicken-lamborghini-162815600.html
     
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    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're $5,000 a pair.
     
  7. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hadn't watched the video in some time...a friend e-mailed it to me because they know I keep chickens...it is kind of a running joke - crazy chicken man has become the equivalent of crazy cat lady haha. $2,500/5,000 - tons of money either way lol. Regardless, I believe this is the bird he was asking about, and he wanted a breeder in the United States, and if the breed is the same then this is it.
     
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  10. mariav87

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    So what exactly is the breed name of "mountain black bone chicken"?!

    Are they really just alling ayam cemani mountain black chicken?
     

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